Take A Peek Inside SLS Las Vegas Casino Floor
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SLS Las Vegas has stated that they will slot themselves into the market by targeting locals and tourists who fit the "just below luxury" price point, roughly equivalent to a four star rating.
So what does a "just below luxury" casino look like? This.
Low lighting. Grayscale, with burgundy and red accents. Painted drop ceilings with recessed can lighting. Chrome covered structural supports. Asian inspired carpet patterns with inlaid postcard art. Giant mouth shaped artwork mounted on the walls, probably signs for Umami Burger or related establishments. This opens up the possibility of "Sam's Lip Sconces" appearing on one of those nifty billboards around town.
But what about the casino? Yeah, it will look something like this:
Wide-board wood plank style carpet print (remember the nightclub flooring from a week ago?) with giant playing cards signifying casino gaming area.
Jose Andres' highly acclaimed restaurant Bazaar will have an outpost inside SLS Las Vegas. Bazaar will most definitely be the most talked about presence at SLS. Unlike Jaleo and China Poblano, Bazaar turns cuisine on its ear with experimental reimagining of traditional dishes presented in a tapas format. From creative cocktails to the chemistry of comfort food, Bazaar brings astonishing molecular cuisine to the masses. Just thinking about Bazaar's one bite Philly cheesesteak has me thinking about driving over there and ordering a dozen.
The magnificence of Bazaar deserves SLS designers Gensler's movie marquee treatment. It is doubtless that Bazaar's vestibule will consistently spill out into casino floor. I hope that the interior design of LV's Bazaar fixes the wonky and uncomfortable sourced-from-an-estate-sale-raid seating at the Beverly Hills restaurant.
"Life" in LEDs, coming soon to an Instagram near you.
Three of diamonds. Is that a bar to the back left? I feel like this is heading towards the Tangier's tower elevator. Or the Fred Segal ferret-lined grannypants boutique.
Much like the SLS in Beverly Hills, SLS Las Vegas will be hidden in a shroud of low lighting (these renderings have been considerably brightened) and tall floor to ceiling drapes. This appears to part of Nazarian's plan to "do a lot with a little" strategy to renovate the former Sahara. Large scale curtains cost considerably less than perfectly mounted, taped and plastered drywall, topped with curved moulding and baseboards and whatever paint or artwork might decorate it. Curtains do get dirty, dusty and smelly and will need to be replaced periodically.
Nine of clubs. The casino stools look like iMacs, they're quite wide. I wonder if the mirrored pillars could be used for cheating somehow. Is that carpet or an actual wood floor?
Despite its monochromatic palette, the details look clean, sharp and simple. As mentioned previously, the budget informs simplicity of materials and construction craftsmanship.
And to think how the unabashed redness at Encore caused half-witted pundits to point the bordello finger at Roger Thomas' brilliant reinvention of the Wynn aesthetic through an avant garde Asian lens. Forest for the trees.
There is little to mistake in these renderings of the SLS Las Vegas. A painting that says nothing but makes you have an epiphany about the meaning of life is art. A sign that says "Life" always says "Life." Hamburger lips? Time to eat. Postcard carpeting? This way to the gift shop. Playing cards embedded into the floor? This must be the casino. The language is simple and obvious with nary a reinvention, rethinking or redefinition of the 'just below luxury' experience hyperbolically promised. Like, literally.
sbe certainly deserves credit for rolling the dice on the epic craphole that was the Sahara into something shiny and clean. However it should be clear that Sahara to SLS is a major renovation, not the revolution of ideas sbe seems dead set on selling.
I think I get it now.
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